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Homepage http://www.spinheaddev.com
Signed On Apr 30, 2005, 21:54
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News Comments > LEGO Jurassic World Released
4. Re: LEGO Jurassic World Released Jun 13, 2015, 03:55 saluk
 
Movie good, not great. Not quite the disappointment I had hoped it would be.  
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Controller & Xbox Partnership Announced
55. Re: Oculus Rift Controller & Xbox Partnership Announced Jun 12, 2015, 14:22 saluk
 
Turning with the controller doesn't work, but if you have a controller and a swivel chair, you can turn reasonably well physically and then do all other input with the controller.

Until you get tangled in the wire of course

Really, unless their new input system was really ready (which it's not), bundling a controller is the most sensible move. It's not at all surprising. Annoying for those who already have it... you can always sell it.
 
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News Comments > Oculus Rift Controller & Xbox Partnership Announced
13. Re: Oculus Rift Controller & Xbox Partnership Announced Jun 11, 2015, 19:49 saluk
 
The assumption is that there are better built in drivers and handling of the external devices microsoft is putting into win10/dx12 specifically designed around better supporting VR. Anyone who has messed with the oculus dev kits knows that treating them as just a monitor can lead to some bad times. And DX12 actually has some pretty serious performance increases.

Why this has to be an OS upgrade rather than a driver update... siiiigh. But I'll be upgrading to win10. It looks better than 8 and it's free, kind of a no brainer.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Jun 11, 2015, 04:22 saluk
 
People keep going into it because they love games, and love knowing that they helped make a good game good or a successful game successful. There are definitely cool stuff to build and be proud of in the business world as well, moreso now than ever, which may be why more GD's are wising up to their industries conditions and retooling. I was smart and went into the business world from the beginning, but I would be lying if I didn't wish I was in games every now and then; even with the bad conditions, they are working on what I dream to work on. When I play games I am way more interested in discovering how they are put together than the enjoyment I am personally getting from the experience.

Thousands of others like me took door A instead of door B. Many of us grew up under the baby boomers, where the mantra wasn't "go to work, work hard, and make enough money to be successful"; it was "follow your dreams and make sure that your job is something you really love". No wonder they keep going into crappy jobs that smell nice and stick around hoping that the reality will someday match the fantasy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
2. Re: Evening Metaverse Jun 11, 2015, 03:37 saluk
 
But they haven't received reports of harassment from the other sites. Reports of individual harassment is their metric, rather than some dumb arbitrary rule.

I think banning subreddits is a bad idea. If you don't want to be exposed to that shit, don't go in there, and at least it has the chance to keep some of those elements in hamsterdam rather than spreading into the nicer areas.

However, using actual data (people reporting that they were receiving harassment in a subreddit) is the way I would want them to police it if they have to.

And FINALLY Don Quixote is really happening. If Gilliam is up to finishing it. Up for debate lol. And it probably will be lackluster. Zero Theorem was the worst he's ever done in my opinion, and Parnassus was not great, although I think I could at least watch it a few times. He takes longer and longer and spends more money to finish things that don't come close to his earlier greats; but I guess this happens to most creators over time.
 
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News Comments > Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian
8. Re: Chris Avellone Leaves Obsidian Jun 9, 2015, 13:13 saluk
 
I don't think it dropped in the charts because it wasn't good enough, I think it dropped fast because the market for it bought it right away - and that's kind of that. When you have a small enthusiastic niche market that's what you see. It will spike again, but smaller when it goes on sale. People like me with huge backlogs haven't bought it yet.  
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells 4M
21. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Sells 4M Jun 9, 2015, 13:06 saluk
 
I would buy a physical Gwent in an instant. I'd prefer a non collectible or deck-building variant, as I don't really have the patience for ccg in real life these days. Balance wise some of the cards are a bit basic with very few special rules etc - I just don't see it working that way. But either way. I'm used to the mini-games in these rpgs being fun diversions, but gwent is actually good on its own.

Wildone wrote on Jun 9, 2015, 12:35:
wow complete and utter failure. feel sorry for the devs they will soon be out of jobs

Hahaha
 
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News Comments > Indie Developers on Steam Refunds
49. Re: Indie Developers on Steam Refunds Jun 8, 2015, 19:35 saluk
 
Let's do the right thing by consumers, get some data, and then actually adjust the policy based on what actually happens in the real world rather than making giant assumptions and freaking out.  
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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
18. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 16:16 saluk
 
{PH}88fingers wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 14:59:
saluk wrote on Jun 4, 2015, 14:40:
Definitely picking up the controller. My pc is already hooked up to an hdtv so... no real benefit there.

449 is pretty good. Less than half what my friend paid for his mac that he bought to "get into pc gaming".

What kind of "friend" are you ?

This is the decision he reached after I showed him 3 or 4 nice pc builds. You can only do so much I think he bootcamps into windows.
 
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News Comments > Steam Machine Preorders
9. Re: Steam Machine Preorders Jun 4, 2015, 14:40 saluk
 
Definitely picking up the controller. My pc is already hooked up to an hdtv so... no real benefit there.

449 is pretty good. Less than half what my friend paid for his mac that he bought to "get into pc gaming".
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Summer Sale Begins
17. Re: GOG.com Summer Sale Begins Jun 3, 2015, 13:52 saluk
 
Xero wrote on Jun 3, 2015, 10:01:
Man, I'm so picky with trying to have all my games under 1 umbrella, that being Steam. I hate to see such great deals that I pass up on just because of this. Oh well, first world problems.

Just keep track of where you buy things. A spreadsheet works for this, then you just do a quick search for the game and you know where to look. Even put the game page urls in there - it doesn't take a lot of work to maintain, and it frees you from the shackles of the evil locked in digital stores.

It's scary how easily and often people give up their freedom for convenience.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Trailer
40. Re: Fallout 4 Trailer Jun 3, 2015, 13:49 saluk
 
Yeah graphics... not very impressive. It's not all that surprising however, as I'm sure they've been working on this since skyrim and had originally been building for last gen. Witcher 3's downscaled (lol) graphics blow this out of the park.

I don't care about graphics though. Fallout is a great universe, and I'm excited to see what kind of worlds they can build. There is some great stuff in the trailer already.
 
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News Comments > Steam Expands Refund Policy
33. Re: Steam Expands Refund Policy Jun 2, 2015, 19:51 saluk
 
Dacron wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 19:08:
saluk wrote on Jun 2, 2015, 17:24:
I actually think this is going to make everybody more money in the long run. Easier refunds equals more impulse buys, which could very easily outweigh the money lost with handling the refunds.

People do refunds with chargebacks already too, so much better to have some control over the method of the refund and get the good will associated.

The only people who will make less money are the outright turds and the early access scams, which are exactly who we want to make less money.

I've heard chargebacks result in your account getting locked. No clue how that works since you own your games, but would suck unless it was a new account per game.

Yeah, they weren't a great method, definitely some danger there for consumers, and expensive for publishers - but they were happening. They are more costly than a refund through the system would be. I expect the increasing volume of chargebacks and banned accounts that was going on helped to weigh in favor of offering refunds.

A banned account isn't going to give you money again...
 
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News Comments > Steam Expands Refund Policy
26. Re: Steam Expands Refund Policy Jun 2, 2015, 17:24 saluk
 
I actually think this is going to make everybody more money in the long run. Easier refunds equals more impulse buys, which could very easily outweigh the money lost with handling the refunds.

People do refunds with chargebacks already too, so much better to have some control over the method of the refund and get the good will associated.

The only people who will make less money are the outright turds and the early access scams, which are exactly who we want to make less money.
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3 Free DLC
60. Re: The Witcher 3 Free DLC May 29, 2015, 18:34 saluk
 
"This game is awesome"

"This game sucks"

Humanity in a nutshell right there folks. Nothing to see here, no reason to log into gaming websites anymore. Le sigh. Back to actually playing the game. Because games... are better than people.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
3. Re: Morning Mobilization May 29, 2015, 18:06 saluk
 
Apple pay, google pay... WavePay

So much investment to make it even easier to part fools from their money
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
6. Re: etc., etc. May 26, 2015, 18:25 saluk
 
"Refuse" has a much stronger connotation than a simple "no". Connotation is important.

GoG is a heavily curated store, they "refuse" to publish many games.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
39. Re: Steam Top 10 May 25, 2015, 15:40 saluk
 
Leper wrote on May 25, 2015, 11:46:
so considering they don't even have rebindable keys on PC

That's included in today's patch, although I'd never play it with a mouse keyboard. I prefer to sit back and play it on the big screen with a controller. You don't really need the high precision that a mouse gives you in W3.

Combat and roaming are better with a controller, but mouse is much preferable for inventory management. And I must say, the menus are pretty good for a game like this. Clean, but not hiding everything away either.
 
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News Comments > Desura Explains Missed Payments
13. Re: Desura Explains Missed Payments May 24, 2015, 12:07 saluk
 
shihonage wrote on May 22, 2015, 17:19:
On Desura, you can just PUBLISH, and let the rest sort itself out.

On Steam, you first have to get through Greenlight, which is a huge obstacle and has been critically deemed a failed concept.

Desura is a very nice launching pad and preparation for "bigger leagues" like Steam. It's much MORE indie-friendly than Steam ever was, and also the publishing process is easier.

If people are buying your games but you aren't getting paid, that's not very friendly. Desura has been shipped around from owner to owner, and is actually kind of painful to publish to and for end users to use. Bugs in the software just don't get fixed. The licensing has never been great. It may have been promising as an alternative, but that's ancient history.
 
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News Comments > CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades
50. Re: CDPR on Witcher 3 Graphics Downgrades May 21, 2015, 14:59 saluk
 
I think more people would be happier if there was never any pre-release footage. I really can't blame the devs for:

1) the realities of development
2) drinking a little of their own kool-aid
3) creating a masterpiece that looks very good

Of course the Aliens:CM thing didn't bother me much either. The final product spoke for itself bullshots or no.

People get worked up over the darndest things. But on the other hand, I do hope that CDPR puts out a directors cut like they usually do, that pushes the game even further. I mean, better is better right?
 
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